Volunteer Knoxville Recruiting for the KaBOOM! Playground Build for The Muse of Knoxville

Volunteer Knoxville is helping the Muse of Knoxville recruit more than 200 volunteers to help build a KaBOOM! Playground in Chilhowee Park.   Volunteers are needed on Wednesday, November 12, and Thursday, November 13, to prep the playground site. On Friday, November 14, the project will need 175 volunteers for the playground build. Within those […]

Knox Area Rescue Ministries to Honor Homeless Veterans

On Veteran’s Day, Tuesday, November 11th, Knox Area Rescue Ministries will host its annual Veteran’s Day dinner and recognition service to honor homeless veterans in the Knoxville area.   A special evening meal will be served, beginning at 4:30 p.m.  The veterans will be served by numerous KARM volunteers and by members of the Knox […]

Knoxville Bar Association Offers FREE LawTalk Program

WHAT IS LAWTALK? As a public service, the Knoxville Bar Association presents a series of LawTalk programs to help create better-informed citizens who understand what is involved in estate planning and administration.  The LawTalk series are free educational programs which offer the community an opportunity to learn more about planning for their own security and […]

Fifth Third Bank/Rebuilding Together Home Rebuild Project

Each year as Veterans Day approaches, I look forward to covering one event more than any other. The”Fifth Third Bank /Rebuild Project.”  What makes this event, so special is how many volunteers come together for one day to make a lifetime of difference. People from all walks of life, bankers, politicians, construction workers, and many […]

Knoxville Focus for November 10, 2014

Another School System Scandal By Sally Absher sallyabsher@knoxfocus.com Last Wednesday during the regular KCS BOE meeting, Amber Rountree initiated a request for an external forensic audit of the Knox County Schools credit cards. Rountree made the request after seeing media reports detailing the termination of Roger Underwood, the district’s accounts payable supervisor. Underwood admitted to […]

The Veterans in Our Neighborhoods

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Many of our veterans and their families lining up for the Veterans Day Parade tomorrow may know of the various services available to them in Knox County but many may not realize the sheer volume of services, agencies, and benefits available. Surviving veterans and their families may choose from a variety […]

Back to Back! Catholic Girls win 2nd Straight State Title

By Alex Norman It was a chilly afternoon in Murfreesboro, but the Knoxville Catholic Lady Fighting Irish burned up the main field of the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex. In a contest in which they were rarely challenged, Catholic (19-6) beat Notre Dame 4-0 to capture their second straight Class A-AA Championship in Saturday, November 1. […]

‘Mr. Speaker’: William Bankhead of Alabama

By Ray Hill For decades, one of the most politically and socially prominent families in Alabama were the Bankheads.  John H. Bankhead was both a Congressman and senator from Alabama; his children would all occupy important posts in the state.  His son and namesake, John H. Bankhead, II would be a senator from Alabama; daughter, […]

Kroger complex in Powell postponed

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Kroger has asked for a postponement on its proposed store and shopping complex as the corporation changes its plans and redesigns the entry and exits at the site, located at the former airfield on Emory Road near Interstate 75. Tom Brechko of the Metropolitan Planning Commission’s Subdivision and Development Plan […]